Top Skills to Master Before Placements
Updated on Nov 21, 2019 - 5:43 p.m. IST by Himanshu.shekhar
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Top Skills to Master Before Placements - Every student who desires to get employed tries their hand at placements. Placements offer security and opportunities that may be otherwise hard to get. Placements are a gold mine that students should try and have a taste of. Placements for a management degree are a whole different than others. Get geared for campus placements by practicing and gaining mastery over these skills.

1) Confidence

This is a skill that will ensure success not only in placements but throughout life. Enhancing your knowledge, public speaking, improving your communication and presentation skills can prove to be effective methods in gaining expertise in this skill.

2) Analytical Skill

These days, most companies look for people with some amount of analytical and practical skills. Enhancing one’s abilities in this area will make sure that you impress recruiters.

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3) Microsoft Excel

Be it simple calculation or comparisons of data, Excel is a tool that proves to be of central importance in all businesses. Mastering pivot tables and macro functions in Excel can really give you an edge over other candidates.

4) A Positive Attitude

Placements like any other event in life is a place full of judgment, everything from the clothes you wear, to knowledge and the way you carry yourself has an impact on your performance. Having a good attitude and willingness to learn can place you above the plenty of candidates who give up at the first loss.

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5) Aptitude

Make sure to revise your grammar, vocabulary and mathematical skills, most companies conduct aptitude tests before recruiting students. Your score in these tests could lead to ultimate selection in these firms.

6) Professional Certification

Whether you an HR or a financial analyst, having relevant industry certifications definitely adds an edge in your profile. There are a plethora of certifications out there so be sure to pick one wisely and with careful consideration.

8) Consistent Performance

Your college exams are a good way to see how much commitment you have shown throughout a specified period in your life. This indicates the commitment you have towards your work and your overall aptitude, so try your best to do well in exams.

9) Involvement in Leadership Roles

Have you taken part in extracurricular activities? Have you led any team in college? These factors hold a lot of importance and are a testament to your leadership abilities.

10) A Good Resume

Two candidates can have the same skills, the same qualifications, and the same profile. But, one can stand out merely by using the right words and if it is well-written. Make sure to talk to seniors and teachers who know how to write resumes. You can even consult with industry experts who specialize in writing resumes.

11) Learning Abilities

The world is ever-changing and it is crucial to be on top of all the latest trends, news and policy changes. Demonstrating a wide range of interests and ability to learn quickly can prove to be useful in interviews and the job world later.

We at Lexicon, make it a point to train students in soft and hard skills and make them interview ready. We also offer the best placement assistance to ensure that every child is placed in the best of firms.

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